Paul Fussell Quotes
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I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
Those who fought know a secret about themselves, and it is not very nice. They have experienced secretly and privately their natural human impulse towards sadism and brutality ... Not only did I learn to kill with a noose of piano wire put around someone's neck from behind, but I learned to enjoy the prospect of killing that way.
Most people who seek attention and regard by announcing that they're writing a novel are actually so devoid of narrative talent that they can't hold the attention of a dinner table for thirty seconds, even with a dirty joke.
The time we waste trying to find out what life is all about could be spent loving someone and finding out.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.